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Satire Report - 'Sarah Palin Wants To Send 11 Million Illegal Immigrants On One-Way Cruise to Mexico City'


Circulating report claims that Sarah Palin has said in an interview with Fox News that 11 million illegal immigrants in the US should be packed on boats and ships and sent back across the ocean to Mexico.

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Brief Analysis

The claims in the report are untrue. Palin made no such comments. The report originates from the satirical website Nothing published on the site is intended to be taken seriously.


Sarah Palin: Send Immigrants 'Back Across Ocean' to Mexico

Sarah Palin said today that illegal immigrants from Mexico should be put on boats and sent back across the ocean to their home country.

In an interview with Fox News tonight, the former Alaskan governor was asked about President Obama’s new plan to partially legalize some of the estimated 11 million illegal immigrants in America. Palin dismissed the president's idea as “amnesty” and offered an unconventional solution of her own.

Detailed Analysis

Report Claims Sarah Palin Wants To Send Illegal Immigrants to Mexico By Sea

On 20 November 2014, The Daily Currant published a report, which stated that Sarah Palin had said in an interview with Fox News:

'If I were Obama I'd put all 11 million of these folks on boats and send them back to Mexico,' she opined. 'The liberal media says it's impossible to deport that many people. But I say we can do it if we have enough ships'.

'Let's commandeer all the cruise ships, all the fishing vessels and all the yachts those fat cat Obama donors own. And then let's pack 'em full of illegals and send these people on a 
one-way cruise to Mexico City.'
The story claims that host Sean Hannity then challenged Palin by stating that Mexico was ‘just a short drive from the U.S. border’.

She supposedly replied

'Sean you're just wrong on that,' [….] 'I've been to Mexico many times and I can tell you it has excellent beaches. How can you have beaches and not an ocean?'

Report is Satirical

Sarah Palin has certainly uttered more than her fair share of factually dubious statements. But, in this case at least, she did not make the comments attributed to her. The report is fiction.

The Daily Currant is a satire website and the story is just an attempt to poke fun at the former Governor of Alaska.

The About Page of the Daily Currant states:

'The Daily Currant is an English language online satirical newspaper that covers global politics, business, technology, entertainment, science, health and media.  It is accessible from over 190 countries worldwide – now including South Sudan. Our mission is to ridicule the timid ignorance which obstructs our progress, and promote intelligence – which presses forward. '
The page also notes that the stories published on the site are 'purely fictional'.

And, despite the claim in the article, there is no record of Fox News interviewing Sarah Palin on November 20, 2014.

Palin Has Indeed Spoken Against Obama's Policy on Illegal Immigrants

Sarah Palin posted a video to her site on 21 November 2014 giving her opinion on why she is against what President Obama has announced in relation to undocumented arrivals.

She stated in the video that she feels President Obama's action was 'giving the American people the middle finger'. So there is no doubt that Sarah Palin's opinion is not favourable towards President Obama's announcement. But, she did not claim that the immigrants should all be put on boats back to Mexico.

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Last updated: November 24, 2014
First published: November 24, 2014
By Deborah A. Christensen
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